That's the amount of money given in grants to over 20 Yakima County-based arts and science, non-profit organizations for 2018.

The Fresh Ale Hop Festival isn't just, "One of the 10 Best Beer Festivals in the Nation", it's also a vehicle for community enrichment and positive social change. 

Join us October 5th, at the 17th annual Fresh Hop Ale Festival - to drink some amazing craft beer, and do some good!

The Fresh Hop Group


The Fresh Hop Ale Festival is a non-profit organization whose goal is to present one of the country's top 10 beer festivals, celebrate the Yakima Valley's hops, and support Yakima county based arts and science organizations.

Our Mission



The Fresh Hop Group produces the annual Fresh Hop Ale Festival in downtown Yakima each fall after the Hop Harvest. The Fresh Hop Group's mission with the festival is to produce one of the best beer festivals in the country while contributing to the local community's well being by supporting Arts and Science endeavors. Each November, after the work of producing the festival settles down, a call for funding is issued to local Arts and Science organizations to fund specific projects. With the exception of a small amount of funds kept in reserve to assist in launching the following year's festival, all of the festival proceeds are granted to community organizations and projects. Grants are typically due in early January with funding decisions made and presented to the public in March. For information on the grant program and to add your organizations to the announce list, please email yakimafreshhop@gmail.com